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New Zealand’s largest public sculpture gifted to Christchurch

Submitted by on June 11, 2015 – 8:01 pm
Neil Dawson’s Fanfare, 2004/15, illuminated for the first time and officially  presented on 10 June 2015. Photo by Bridgit Anderson. Courtesy of SCAPE Public Art.

Neil Dawson’s Fanfare, 2004/15, illuminated for the first time and officially
presented on 10 June 2015. Photo by Bridgit Anderson. Courtesy of SCAPE Public Art.

A new permanent landmark can be seen standing tall over the Canterbury Plains today, as Neil Dawson’s Fanfare, New Zealand’s largest public sculpture, was officially presented and illuminated for the first time yesterday.

The Karanga/Blessing/Mihi by Aroha Reriti-Crofts of Ngāi Tūāhuriri Runanga and dedication by Mayor of Christchurch Lianne Dalziel and Hon. Maggie Barry, ONZM, Minister for Arts Culture and Heritage, took place at the Fanfaresite, Chaneys Corner.

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